If someone is tamei, does that person have to use the mikvah twice or once is enough? If you have to use it twice how is this done?

  • 4
    Why do you suspect one must use it twice?
    – Double AA
    Aug 26, 2014 at 4:51
  • What do you mean by twice exactly? The existing answer assumes you mean dunking twice, but then you ask "how is this done", so maybe you mean something else?
    – Yishai
    Aug 26, 2014 at 14:35
  • The second time is to get rid of the Tamei water on your body. This is only necessary if there aren't 40 Saah in the Mikva. (Purim Torah)
    – Double AA
    Aug 26, 2014 at 14:50
  • 1
    @DovidBenizri No Admor of Lubavitch is currently alive, so there can be no such thing as a maamar of his. Hence my suspicion that you are incorrect is confirmed.
    – Double AA
    Aug 27, 2014 at 13:12
  • 1
    @DovidBenizri I'm contradicting you because you are saying falsehoods. That has nothing to do with hate.
    – Double AA
    Aug 27, 2014 at 13:57

1 Answer 1


Firstly, the Rambam in הלכות מקוות פרק א says:

והטובל פעמיים במקוה, הרי זה מגונה.

"Somebody who immerses twice is reprehensible." So it's clear that you never have to immerse more than once.

Secondly, there's no obligation for men who are tamei to go to a Mikvah nowadays.

As a result, your question "does that person have to use the mikvah twice or once is enough" is based on a false premise.

The correct answer is: If someone is tamei he doesn't have to go to the Mikvah at all.

  • 2
    But they would have to use the Mikva once if they wanted to remove that impurity. I think that is clearly what the OP meant to say.
    – Double AA
    Aug 26, 2014 at 14:01
  • 1
    @DoubleAA - True. And I answered that in the fist part. Aug 27, 2014 at 9:55

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .